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Sarganserland Museum

Museum · Ferienregion Heidiland · 533 m · open today
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The regional museum in the castle of Sargans immerses you into the geology of the region, the mining of the Gonzen, as well as iron smelting in the Sarganserland.
The Sarganserland Museum is located in the tower of Sargans Castle. Spread over the six floors of the tower, you can learn everything about the history, the crafts, the Gonzen mine as well as the rural work and the alpine life around the Sarganserland. In the Museum Sarganserland you look, but you also get active! Various stations such as puzzle walls, painting tables or our new, interesting Blue Ray DVD, about the history, sights and customs of Sarganserland, make your visit an experience.

Opening hours

open today
Tuesday10:00–12:00, 13:30–17:30
Wednesday10:00–12:00, 13:30–17:30
Thursday10:00–12:00, 13:30–17:30
Friday10:00–12:00, 13:30–17:30


Public transport

10-15 minutes walk from Sargans train station

Getting there

From Zurich and Chur: Motorway exit Sargans approx. 800 m in the direction of Trübbach, then follow the signs. From St.Gallen: Freeway exit Trübbach on main road towards Sargans, then follow the signs. (Limited number of parking spaces available)


2'751'854E 1'213'021N
47.050816, 9.437330
47°03'02.9"N 9°26'14.4"E
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Sarganserland Museum

Schlossstrasse 25
7320 Sargans
Phone 081 723 65 69

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